Arsenal news: Julian Brandt is to “explore the market” as MikelArteta accepts the top four blows

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Mikel Arteta could sign Julian Brandt from Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal. The Gunners boss has also spoken out about Thomas Partey’s injury.

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Mikel Arteta’s summer transfer plans

Julian Brandt, Arsenal target, will ‘explore market’ after being linked to a move to Gunners.

Although the German playmaker was believed to have been on Arsenal’s January transfer window list, the move did not materialize. Arsenal may now be in a position to sign the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, with reports suggesting that he will leave this summer.

It’s Mikel Arteta who has now accepted the impact Thomas Partey’s injury has had upon his team “unquestionable”Their bid to finish in the Premier League’s top 4 has fallen apart in recent weeks. As he talked about the improvements his side has made, the Gunners manager admitted that things are quite different than they were one year ago.

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Arteta’s 12-month Review

Mikel Arteta speaks out about the improvements his Arsenal side made in the last twelve months.

The Gunners were eighth in the Premier League table last season with 61 points. This is a total they can achieve when they play West Ham on Sunday. Arteta’s side have also battled it out for Champions League qualification this term after a record-breaking summer transfer window that saw them spend around £150million on six signings.

Arteta also claims that there is a “very different environment”The players’ execution, consistency, and coordination are all important to the team. “understanding of what we want to do is much better”.

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Four top blows

Arsenal boss MikelArteta admitted that Thomas Partey’s injury was caused by an “unquestionable”His impact on his team as they try to qualify for the Champions League final spot.

The Gunners now hold the lead in the race to be in the top four in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur is just two points behind them. Spurs are now in the lead after a series of defeats, including to Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Arteta said that it was “not good” for his side when Partey is missing – because the Gunners’ win rate is so much higher when he is in the side.

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Brandt will ‘explore market’

Arsenal could have this summer the chance to finally land Julian Brandt as a midfield target.

Brandt was thought by Mikel Arteta to be one of his January targets. But reports are coming out of Germany that Brandt’s club Borussia Dortmund have ‘no longer planned’ to keep him in the team for next season. The player is reportedly keen to make a move to Premier League, which was his ‘primary goal this summer.

And that could hand Arteta the chance to finally land his man – who could be available for around £16.5million.

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